Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #8 (part 9)

A summary for those that haven’t been keeping up with this series:

I found a bunch of 5.25″ disks at a thrift store a number of years ago. I finally got around to acquring a 5.25″ disk drive and extracting the contents a while back. Since then I have been posting the contents here.

Based on the contents, at least some of these disks were apparently once owned by someone named Connie A. Buys who used to run the “Close Encounters” Special Interest Group (SIG) on Delphi in the mid 1980s.

A specific definition of this SIG was found in a previous document on one of the disks: “This SIG, known as “Close Encounters”, is a forum for the discussion of relationships that develop via computer services like the Source, CompuServe, and Delphi. Our primary emphasis is on the sexual aspects of those relationships.”

Everything was text based from whatever terminal program you used to dial in to Delphi’s servers. Many of these disks have forum messages, e-mails and chat session logs. All of this is pre-internet stuff and I don’t know if there are any archives in existence today of what was on Delphi in the 1980s. In any case, much of this stuff would have been private at the time and some of it is quite personal.

I’ve been splitting up the contents of this disk (descriptively labeled “File Disk”) since it contains a number of documents, some of which are pretty long. A 5.25″ floppy disk can still hold an impressive amount of info when it is just text. (see the previous parts here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

The contents of this post includes the contents of a document called MAIL.DOC. It appears to be a screen log of Connie checking her e-mail, of which there are a few, and then the more interesting part…she issues a search commmand that appears to search Delphi for people with the string “psyc” in the occupation portion of their profile. What follows is a list of people who are psychiatrists or psychologists along witht their profiles which include various interesting things. Personally, I liked seeing what computers they all used :).

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MAIL.DOC
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    #1          30-OCT-1985 21:35:43                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
To:     CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
Subj:   hi and other things

Hi Lover.  Hope all is well with you.
would like you to archive the poll on membership.  I commented
in message 315 on the results.

will get started this week on final details for your
suggested contest.  hope to be ready for friday.


catch you later love.  
                        KISSes ......

MAIL> 

    #2          30-OCT-1985 23:33:09                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS2A::QUICKRODNEY 
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   The mag...

Connie,

It'll be in tomorrow's mail.  Interesting article... I'd be interested if the pe
rsons in there are anyone we know...?
Anyway,  good luck... see ya 'round

John

MAIL> sea

What KEYWORD:occupation

Search for:psyc

Matches found for the following membernames:

BUTLER        DAVIDSTEWART  DEACON        DGARBER       DRBOB408
DRJ017        EUGENEROSEN   FHAPGOOD      GARLOCK       GES
GRANT         GSPOT         HUGHCLEGG     JANI          KIM
LOCKE         MELISANDE     NICHOLSON     NYCSHRINK     PHYL
PRK           PSYCHE        RANJAN        RUBINP        SHRINK724
SIGGYFREUD    SLANDMAN      TATAM        

Would you like the complete profiles printed for the selected
membernames?y

Hit CTRL/C or CTRL/O to cancel display
of users profiles.


MEMBER-NAME : BUTLER

NAME      : RHETT H TOMPKINS
COMPUTERS : APPLE II+,^64K
INTERESTS : COMPUTER FANTASY GAMES: WIZARDRY,
LOCATION  : CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
OCCUPATION: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST, INTERESTED IN COGNITIVE TESTING WITH
   COMPUTERS.
TERM-SOFT : NETWORKER

MEMBER-NAME : DAVIDSTEWART

NAME      : David Stewart
AGE       : 36
COMPUTERS : APPLE //e
LOCATION  : DURHAM, NC
OCCUPATION: Clinical Psychologist
TERM-SOFT : Ascii Express the Pro
USERNAME  : DAVIDSTEWART

MEMBER-NAME : DEACON

NAME      : JIM BEARDSLEY
AGE       : 52
COMPUTERS : IBM PC; XT (AT WORK)
LOCATION  : LA CROSSE, WI
OCCUPATION: PSYCHOLOGIST (NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST)
TERM-SOFT : BIZCOMP & CROSSTALK XVI

MEMBER-NAME : DGARBER

NAME      : Douglas M. Garber
COMPUTERS : IBM-PC
INTERESTS : Videodiscs, authoring systems, simulations
LOCATION  : Dearborn, MI
OCCUPATION: Industrial Psychologist
TERM-SOFT : PC-TALK

MEMBER-NAME : DRBOB408

NAME      : DRBOB408
AUTHOR    : LOVE HERBERT, HEINLEIN, KING, AND MOST SCI FICTION/SCI
   FANTASY
COMPUTERS : EPSON QX-10
LOCATION  : TANNERSVILLE, PA
OCCUPATION: HUMANISTIC/EXISTENTIAL/TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGIST -
   COLLEGE PROFESSOR
PET       : A BEAUTIFUL BLACK PERSIAN NAMED BEBA
PHILOSOPHY: I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN TOO FAR FROM NATURE AND
   TOO FAR FROM EACH OTHER.  I AM LOOKING FOR MY CONNECTION WITH
   NATURE
REALNAME  : BOB WILDBLOOD
TERM-SOFT : MDM798
ZODIAC    : TAURUS; MAY 8 - I HAVE ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BULL

MEMBER-NAME : DRJ017

NAME      : DON
COMPUTERS : KAYPRO II
LOCATION  : ORANGE, TEXAS
OCCUPATION: I AM A PSYCHOLOGIST WORKING IN A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
   CLINIC, AND AM NEARLY FINISHED WORK ON MY PH.D.
PERS.INTER: I'M SINGLLE, LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN. ENJOY MEETING NEW
   PEOPLE ESP. WOMEN. I LIKE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES (BEACH, TENNIS, GOLF,
   PICNICS)
PROF.INTER: ESSIONALLY, I'M INTERESTED IN MEDICINE, NEUROPSYCHOLOGY,
   AND THE BIO-CHEMICAL BASEEHAVIOR.  I ALSO HAVE A GENERAL INTEREST
   IN MOST OF THE SCIENCES.
TERM-SOFT : TERM. AN ADM3A DUMB TERMINAL EMULATOR.

MEMBER-NAME : EUGENEROSEN

NAME      : EUGENE E. ROSEN
AGE       : 41 YRS BIRTHDATE APRIL 20(CUSP OF ARIES AND TAURUS)
COMPUTERS : APPLE MACINTOSH
LIKES     : TWO----TITA (TWENTY LBS.) AND SARA (LILAC PT. HIMALAYAN 2
   GRAMS)
   MEXICAN FOOD... QUIET SNOWFAMLL....SUMMER STORMS ......
   GADGETS.....PLANTS
LOCATION  : NEWTOWN, CT.
OCCUPATION: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST (ASSOCIATE WITH M.A.) IN STATE
   MENTAL INSTITUTION
ORIGINS   : BORN AND RAISED IN EL PASO, TEXAS (RUSSIAN JEWISH PARENTS)
PERSONAL  : BEST FRIEND LOVER AND ROOMATE
SOFTWARE  : source bce618, compuserve 74066,3444 mci mail erosen
SPORTS    : METS (DARRYL STRAWBERRY,)
TERM-SOFT : RED RYDER

MEMBER-NAME : FHAPGOOD

NAME      : Fred Hapgood
COMPUTERS : IBM PC
INTERESTS : I have a Border Terrier and like to cook.
LOCATION  : Boston Ma
OCCUPATION: I am a free-lance science writer, and have been for
   several years. Right now I am a contributing editor to *Science
   85*. Recently I wrote an article on soybeans for *National
   Geographic*, a couple of pieces on cat populations genetics, two or
   three columns on personal computers for the *Boston Globe*, and a
   piece on customer support for Lotus Development's new magazine.
   Right now I am working on an article on social psychology and
   expect next month to do a piece on an artist who is building the
   first naked-eye observatory, complete with observation tunnels,
   sighting rings, chambers, etc., out of a volcano in the Painted
   Desert.
TERM-SOFT : PC-Talk

MEMBER-NAME : GARLOCK

NAME      : KENNETH GARLOCK
COMPUTERS : XEROX 820-II
LOCATION  : REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA 92373
OCCUPATION: PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER
TERM-SOFT : ASCOM AND WORD PROCESSING

MEMBER-NAME : GES

NAME      : Gary
COMPUTERS : MACINTOSH
INTERESTS : Too many to list--However, playing guitar and writing
   music are amongst the top.  Sailing and tennis are also wonderful.
LANGUAGES : Espanol-Me gusta hablar y la espiritu Hispana
LOCATION  : Cheshire, Connecticut
MODEM     : Anchor Mark XII Signalman
OCCUPATION: Clinical psychologist.  Activities in field include
   individual, group, and family psychotherapy and clinical
   neuropsycho logy.
TERM-SOFT : Red Ryder and Mac Tep 1.89

MEMBER-NAME : GRANT

NAME      : GRANT INGLE
AVOCATIONS: GARDENING, SAUNAS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD
COMPUTERS : LEADING EDGE
HOME NET  : META:NETWORK
LOCATION  : CONWAY MA
NEED      : LOVE TO SAIL...IF YOU NEED CREW THIS SUMMER PLEASE
   MESSAGE!!!!!
OCCUPATION: ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST/ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTANT

MEMBER-NAME : GSPOT

NAME      : John D. Perry, PhD
COMPUTERS : Commodore sx-64, R.S. Models II & 100
LOCATION  : Portland, Maine
OCCUPATION: Interested in Biofeedback, with Computers, Psychosomatic
   medicine.
SEX       : Author of THE G SPOT, creator of the Electronic
   Perineometer.
TERM-SOFT : Vidtex, "terminal", and "telcom"

MEMBER-NAME : HUGHCLEGG

NAME      : hugh clegg
COMPUTERS : Commodore 64, what else?
LOCATION  : Beserkeley California
OCCUPATION: child psychologist working with babies and very yojng
   children  Know about childrens distress and where other than me to
   find help for certain types of special problem,  crazy abaout
   Delphi.
TERM-SOFT : 64 term and a homewritten one

MEMBER-NAME : JANI

NAME      : Lisa Kennedy
INTERESTS : Psychology, astrology, nutrition, vegetarianism, global
   survival, Tarot, science fiction, especially Darkover.  Dreams,
   astral travelling, self-exploration and exploration of nature
   (unpolluted of course) alternative medicine (herbs, reflexology,
   hypnosis ) Reincarnation
LOCATION  : New York City
OCCUPATION: Student - psychology. After 17 boring jobs in 7 years, I
   decided it was time to go to college!!!
ZODIAC    : Virgo, Scorpio Rising, dominant Virgo & 11th house. Uranus
   M/C.

MEMBER-NAME : KIM

NAME      : Kim Schive
BACKGROUND: I'm deaf and I have a 10-year-old deaf son.
COMPUTERS : Apple Macintosh, Apple IIc
INTERESTS : Computer languages (BASIC, Pascal, C), interactive
   fiction, learning more about computers, education for deaf (and
   heari ng) children
LOCATION  : Arlington, MA
OCCUPATION: Graduate student in Psycholinguistics at Harvard, teaching
   fellow in undergraduate statistics course
TERM-SOFT : MacTerminal

MEMBER-NAME : LOCKE

NAME      : Steven Locke
BUSINESS  : Elliot Press, Publisher, Auburndale, MA.  Certified
   Macintosh Developer.
COMPUTERS : Mac 512K HyperDrive
LOCATION  : Newton, MA
OCCUPATION: Physician, Psychiatrist, Teacher, Researcher
TERM-SOFT : MacTerminal

MEMBER-NAME : MELISANDE

NAME      : Nancy Holmes
COMPUTERS : commodore 64
HOBBIES   : astrology research(psychology) writing novels
JUNG-TYPE : INTJ
LOCATION  : waukegan il
OCCUPATION: Psychologist for U.S. Navy. Almost done with PhD-TG!
PSYCHOLOGY: research interests: social factors in alcohuse ,Millon
   theory of personality disorders, SASB, MCMI, anxiety sensitivity,
   philosophy of science, viability of Boulder training model
TERM-SOFT : smart term 64
ZODIAC    : Gemini sun,Pisces moon, Sagittarius ascendant

MEMBER-NAME : NICHOLSON

NAME      : John Nicholson
AGE       : 37
COMPUTERS : Apple IIe
INTERESTS : I enjoy sailing (from windsurfing to yacht chartering),
   good music (from baroque to old timey), in depth conversations
   about anything, excelent food, but most especially being a husband
   and father (our 2nd one is due August 15!).
LOCATION  : Riverdale, New York
OCCUPATION: I am a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.
   I run the pediatric liaison service for infants and childrenin a
   large teaching hspital.  I am very interested in normal
   parent-infant development as well as in eating disorders. I have a
   practie in both New York city and in Darien, Connecticut.
TERM-SOFT : Prometheus firmware

MEMBER-NAME : NYCSHRINK

NAME      : Ivan K. goldberg
COMPUTERS :  TRS-80 model 100
HOBBIES   : Telecommunications has become a recent interest of mine.
   It merges with my work as i see how telerelationships may have
   great " therapeutic" or "antitherapeutic" impact on people.  I am
   also more and mo re interested in programming and computers in the
   practice of psychiatry.
LANGUAGES : ADL, Basic
LOCATION  : New york, NY
   (212) TR 6 - 8007
OCCUPATION: I am a psychiatrist specializing in the
   psychopharmacologic treatment of mood disorders.  I also teach
   medical students an d house staff and am involved in research.
ONLINE IDS: PPN = 72215,776

MEMBER-NAME : PHYL

NAME      : PHYLLIS
COMPUTERS : IBM-PC
LOCATION  : RIVERDALE, GA
OCCUPATION: I AM A PSYCHIC WITH A CLIENT BASE OF OVER 3,000.  I ALSO
   AM INTO ASTROLOGY PREPARING AND INTERPRETING CHARTS.
TERM-SOFT : CROSSTALK
ZODIAC    : I AM A LIBRA, WITH SCORPIO RISING SIGN AND TAURUS MOON.

MEMBER-NAME : PRK

NAME      : PAUL R. KAZMIERSKI
BBS       : SOURCE ID BBZ519
COMPUTERS : DEC RAINBOW
CONSULTANT: I DO WORK WITH ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, HUMAN RESOURCE
   DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING PROCESSES, JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL
   EDUCATION, CRISIS INTERVENTION AND TEAM BUILDING.
EDUCATION : B.A. AND B.ED.FROM DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (POLITICAL SCIENCE
   AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY; M.ED. FROM DUQUESNE(PSYCHOLOGY AND
   READING); PH.D. FROM SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY (COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY)
INTERESTS : PSYCHOLOGY,HYPNOSIS,GOURMET COOKING,JAZZ,INTIMATE
   CONVERSATION
JUNG-TYPE : ISTJ
LIFE STYLE: I HAVE BEEN CONSERVATIVE FOR THE PAST FORTY YEARS. MOST
   RECENTLY I HAVE BECOME MORE SPONTANEOUS AND FREE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN
   AS AWARE OF MYSELF AND MY NEEDS AS I HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST TWO
   YEARS. FEELINGS AND BEING AWARE OF MY FEELINGS ARE THE KEYSTONE OF
   MY CURRENT STYLE
LOCATION  : ROCHESTER,NEW YORK
OCCUPATION: UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATOR/COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGIST
PERSONAL  : I AM SEEKING INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH CARING AND
   SENSITIVE PEOPLE. CONVERSATION- TION AND CORRESPONDENCE ARE
   AVAILABLE.
TERM-SOFT : HAYES
ZODIAC    : PISCES...ON THE CUSP

MEMBER-NAME : PSYCHE

NAME      : HANNAH LERMAN
COMPUTERS : APPLE II+
INTERESTS : COMPUTERS, FEMINISM, NETWORKING
LOCATION  : LOS ANGELES, CA.
MEMBER NAM: PSYCHE
OCCUPATION: PSYCHOLOGIST
TERM-SOFT : TRANSCEND OR ASCII EXPRESS

MEMBER-NAME : RANJAN

NAME      : ranjan bose
COMPUTERS : commodore-64, sinclair zx-81
HOBBIES   : computing, astrology, a little photography
LOCATION  : winnipeg,manitoba,canda
OCCUPATION: medical research- neuropsychopharmacology
TERM-SOFT : vidtex

MEMBER-NAME : RUBINP

NAME      : Philip Rubin
AGE       : 36 years old.
COMPUTERS : Macintosh, Atari 800
LOCATION  : New Haven, Connecticut
MISC      : President of Yale Macintosh Users' Group.
OCCUPATION: I am a psycholinguist and am a researcher and director of
   software development at Haskins Laboratories in New Havedn.
   Haskins is a small, non-profit lab. that studies speech perception
   & production & other things.
TERM-SOFT : Macterminal

MEMBER-NAME : SHRINK724

NAME      : DAVID ALLEN
LOCATION  : WINSTON-SALEM, NC
OCCUPATION: PSYCHIATRIST
TERM-SOFT : APPLE IIC

MEMBER-NAME : SIGGYFREUD

NAME      : RICH
COMPUTERS : KAYPRO 10
LOCATION  : LA, CAL
OCCUPATION: psychiatrist
TERM-SOFT : SUPERTERM

MEMBER-NAME : SLANDMAN

NAME      : STEVE LANDMAN
COMPUTERS : APPLE IIe
LOCATION  : ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
OCCUPATION: PSYCHOLOGIST
TERM-SOFT : SMARTCOM I

MEMBER-NAME : TATAM

NAME      : Wm. M. Tatam, MSW, ACSW.....nickname "Will"
ACCOMPLISH:  R e c o g n i t i o n s:   Listed in ''Who's Who in the
   Southwest''.   Former President Comanche Mental Health Society;
   father local chapter of, and clinically operated for two years
   chapter of Parent's Anonymous;  Governor's award for work in Child
   Abuse;  volunteer clinical work with local Cancer Society in
   stop-smoking clinics.  After professional burn-out  retired from
   active clinical work in late 1984 to teach and develop videotex
   counselling  service.  Lieutenant Colonel, Retired, Regular Army
   (US).
BACKGROUND: P e r s o n a l   A d v i s o r y : I operate Delphi's
   Online Personal Advisory which includes:... [a] Ask Uncle Max
   Advice Column (f-r-e-e).. .[b] Ask Uncle Max BB (f-r-e-e).. .[c]
   Personal Advisory BB (f-r-e-e).. .[d] Interactive Personal Test
   (soon/free)...[e] Online Personal Consultation (fee)...[f] Social
   Research Service (fee).  Fees start at $10 for initial online
   consultation.  Access:  Main ====> Delphi ==== Personal.  You can
   get a written brochure from Service for $1, or use the "Ask Uncle
   Max" option for a personal response, or one of my information file
   dumps.
     E m a i l   E x c h a n g e s:  I'll answer, at least briefly any
   questions you may have.  Several of us have rather complicated
   discussions ongoing --- but, I do request that you write me by
   using the '''ASK UNCLE MAX''' options as referenced, above.
   Remember:  there's no fee unless we establish an appointment, or
   you want particular research.  Sometimes, I'll answer your question
   on one of the BB's --- no reference to you.
EDUCATION : E d u c a t i o n:   Miami University, Ohio from 1950
   until 1954 with majors in education, sociology and psychology.
   University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaia, Graduate School of Social
   Work, 1954-1956, with major in clinical psychitric social work.
   Post graduate study in abnormal psychology, Denver University,
   Colorado, 1961-1963.  Significant seminars in criminal justice; and
   drug/alcohol abuse treatment.  Honor societies in psychology,
   sociology, English and education. Secondary education started in
   southern Mississipi and terminated with graduation from McKeesport,
   Pennsylvania public prep school.
INTERESTS :   I n t e r e s t s:  Empiricial, which will, of course,
   be primarily statistically and operationally defined, research
   which offers data on parapsychological issues.  This includes
   astral projection; aura perceptions; nonlinear time studies;
   altered states including hypnosis and other trance states;
   influence of collective unconscious; genetic memory; reincarnation;
   deja vu reports; meditation -- especially incluence of Essenes on
   Christ; creation of physical reality by thought; independent mental
   operations of unconscious; Cayce experiences.  Also, empirical
   research on pseudoscience of astrology, for which I've been looking
   for the last decade.  Welcome EMAIL discussion of such subjects,
   but do request you use the "Ask Uncle Max" option under Personal
   Advisory.
OCCUPATION: P r e s e n t  W o r k:  Closed my private practice of
   marriage and family counseling in late 1984 to enter
   semi-retirement and teach. Teach for an extension of a small
   college, Central Texas.  Teach:  remedial math and English;
   freshman and sophomore English; lower division math and
   mathematical statistics; computer orientation courses; general
   psychology; military (organizational) sociology; military
   psychology; BASIC programming.  Am also computer trainer for the
   Comanche Indian Nation for whom I teach computer application
   courses in word processing, basic programming, accounting and
   business math, often in 30 hour a week courses which last six
   months.
PHILOSOPHY:   A d v i s o r y   P h i l o s o p h y: Since you may be
   consulting with me this outlines the philosophy of my advisory. I
   conclude that most people are dominated by emotional signals
   generated by their unconscious, obviously beyond their awareness.
   Generally such create no problem.  These stimulations are a
   survival of the physical evolution chain which are further
   compromised by our present culture. Historically man has called
   that "bad" behavior a "sin" -- but I consider it as understandable
   as the fact that we have two legs.  We had to be this way to
   physically survive, but now we must adapt to more logical control
   to survive. We continue to have a chance to evolve beyond
   domination by our emotions which is a function of my advising
   philosophy.   I'm a registered with ARE and will advise within
   those paramenters if requested.  More information is contained on
   the Personal Advisory BB, especially the item called "Insight
   Stimulation."

PEOPLE ON DELPHI> ^Z

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